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Tomato Idiyappam

Idiyappam is a popular South Indian dish made with Rice Flour. You can make different types of Idiyappam like Curd Idiyappam and Tomato Idiyappam.

Tomato Idiyappam is one of the varieties of Idiyappam we make. Tomato Idiyappam is similar to Tomato rice and it is a tasty and simple dish.

Preparation time: 20 minutes (excluding the time for making Idiyappam)
No of Servings: 1 -2
Spice level: 3


  • Idiyappam – 1 1 / 2 cups
  • Tomato – 1 (large) (finely chopped)
  • Onion – 1/2 (finely chopped)
  • Green chilly – 1 (slitted)
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp (according to spice level)
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – a few
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Peanuts – 1 tbsp (roasted) (optional)
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp

Method of Preparation:

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds followed by curry leaves and green chilly.
  2. Then add the chopped onions and fry them till they become translucent.
  3. Add the ginger garlic paste and toss it for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes followed by salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala.
  5. Fry till the tomatoes are completely smashed.
  6. Mix it with the Idiyappam and add the roasted peanuts.
  7. Add the coriander leaves and enjoy the tomato idiyappam.


  1. Luv the tomato flavour….havent tasted or tried it myself

  2. my mom makes this,but i never tried.looks very delicious

  3. looks beautiful, my fav too, great

  4. Idiyappam looks delicious. My favorite breakfast dish.

  5. looks gorgeous …never had idiyappam in such a tasty way …yummy

  6. that sounds like very innovative dish it

  7. Delicious looking flavored idiyappam. I never tried it this way. Looks so good !!

  8. Beautiful and very catchy idiyappams..

  9. Idiyappam looks so yumm. Love the pretty red colour too 🙂

  10. Idiyappam looks so tasty, love the nice red color of this too 🙂

  11. Looks like tomato rice.Never tried this .Beautiful color too.

  12. I love colorful dishes, it means lots of flavors and most of the times a nutricious meal. I’m sure this tastes delicous!

    Have a great day!

    Ps. Thank you very much for the visit and comment 🙂

  13. Looks yum arti, never tried idiappam this way but sounds good..

  14. Awesome idiappam… love the color of it…

  15. so colorful and yummy looking dish.

  16. hi…tomato idiyappam is super…never thought of giving a twist to idiyappams…

  17. this one looks super yummy…….m ur happy follower now….o try n participate in my on-going event

  18. My mom in law makes this too,looks so perfect!

  19. oh that looks delicious!

  20. Wow looks so delicious and lovely too..tangy and yummy

  21. Looks delicious!

  22. Thanks for all your lovely comments.

  23. Wow, your idiyappam looks delicious….

  24. That dish looks so good. I’ve never had idyappam but I’m sure I’d love it.



  25. Thank you 🙂

  26. Hello arthi
    First time here & loved your recipes. esp this one. I tried this with a little variation, I did not add ginger-garlic, red chillipd, green chilli, dhania pd, garam masala instead added RASAM POWDER (this gave enuf spice for us) & also add grated carrot (which gave a lovely color). Your dish would have turned out great too if I used the other ingredients but since I wanted to make it very simple for my kid I tried it like this. But this dish vanished from everyone’s plate within minutes and really thanks for the lovely twist to Idiyappam ! Next time I will try using the other ingredients too..

    • Hi Sandhya,
      Thanks a lot..After trying and giving your comments is very encouraging..Nice tip to give it for kids 🙂


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